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LeVar Burton



African American actor LeVar Burton was a 19-year-old UCLA drama student when he was catapulted into international fame. On January 23, 1977, Burton made his professional debut as young Kunta Kinte, the protagonist of the classic TV miniseries Roots. He went on to give first-rate performances in such TV movies as Dummy (79) and One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (78). Among LeVar Burton's more conspicuous TV appearances in the past decade have included his hosting chores on PBS' Reading Rainbow and his regular role as sightless Lieutenant Geordi LaForge on the syndicated Star Trek: The Next Generation (87-92). He has continued playing Lt. LaForge in the feature film versions of Star Trek. Burton is also a published author. Aside from the Star Trek films, his big-screen credits include the biopic Ali. Burton has also directed a handful of projects including episodic television, the senior-citizen romantic comedy Reach for Me, and Miracle's Boys - a drama about three brothers growing up in difficult circumstances.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Ghetto Child
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation - Regeneration: Engaging the Borg
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Rise of the Zombies (Dead Walking)
  • Dr. Dan Halpern
2012
No Score Yet And They're Off...
  • Himself
2011
No Score Yet Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  • Black Lightning
2009
No Score Yet Taken in Broad Daylight
  • Mike Timbrook
2009
No Score Yet Reach for Me
  • Director
  • Nathanial
2008
No Score Yet Reading Rainbow - Farm Life
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Reading Rainbow - How's That Made?
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Reading Rainbow - Man's Best Friend
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The A.C.L.U. Freedom Files
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Miracle's Boys
  • Director
2005
60% Blizzard
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Poetry Corner
  • Actor
2003
37% Star Trek - Nemesis
  • Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
2002
67% Ali
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
2001
No Score Yet Dancing in September
  • Himself
2000
No Score Yet Our Friend, Martin
  • Martin at 20
1999
No Score Yet Smart House
  • Director
1999
86% Trekkies
  • Actor
1999
55% Star Trek: Insurrection
  • Geordi La Forge
1998
No Score Yet The Tiger Woods Story
  • Director
1998
93% Star Trek: First Contact
  • Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
1996
No Score Yet Yesterday's Target
  • Winstrom
1996
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
  • Actor
1995
49% Star Trek Generations
  • Geordie
1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives
  • Dr. Franklin Carter
1994
No Score Yet Firestorm - 72 Hours in Oakland
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Roots: The Gift
  • Kunta Kinte
1988
No Score Yet The Supernaturals
  • Pvt. Michael Osgood
1986
No Score Yet The Midnight Hour
  • Vinnie Davis
1985
No Score Yet Reading Rainbow - Digging Up Dinosaurs
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Booker
  • Davis
1983
No Score Yet Grambling's White Tiger
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Grambling's White Tiger
  • Actor
1981
55% The Hunter
  • Tommy Price
1980
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
  • Richard
1980
No Score Yet Dummy
  • Donald Lang
1979
No Score Yet One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story
  • Ron LeFlore
1978
No Score Yet Roots: One Year Later
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Battered
  • Andrew Sinclair
1978
76% Looking for Mr. Goodbar
  • Cap Jackson
1977
No Score Yet Battered
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Lt. Geordi La Forge Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
  • Director
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Director
97% Roots
2016
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Himself
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • Paul Haley
  • Director
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Capt. LaForge
  • Director
No Score Yet Face Off
2011
  • Judge
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Director
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Himself
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist

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